News and Editorial

R32: It's Back in 2008 - and More Powerful Than Ever!

Volkswagen 2008 R32

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that its hottest hatchback, the new 2008 R32 will make its highly anticipated debut in the United States this fall. The Mk V R32 features bold new interior and exterior styling cues packaged with increased horsepower and performance.

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Successful test in Tunisia for Volkswagen Race Touareg

Wolfsburg (15 June 2007) Volkswagen has continued its preparations for the 2008
Dakar Rally with ten-day tests in Tunisia. During the tests the factory team
gathered valuable experience for the classic event in the discipline of
cross-country rallies that will kick off in Lisbon on 5 January 2008. “We had ten
outstanding days of testing. At temperatures between 35 and 42 degrees, weather
conditions were ideal. It was exactly what we were looking for. In extremely
difficult track conditions we made another step in the right direction both in terms

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Audi RS4 Cabriolet Coming to the USA for 2008 Model Year

Audi RS4 Convertible

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Audi of America, Inc. announced today that the RS 4 Cabriolet model will come to U.S. showrooms as a 2008 model, and the RS 4 sedan will have new features and option packages. Approximately 300 of the limited-production RS 4 Cabriolets will be sold in the U.S. The RS 4 Cabriolet models will arrive in fall of 2007. Pricing and equipment for the 2008 RS 4 Cabriolet will be announced at a later date.

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The New Tiguan: Acceptance Drive in Namibia

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Tiguan comes with a completely new generation radio and navigation system.

The first SUV worldwide with Park Assist

Offroad Mode activates an armada of assistance systems at the touch of a switch

Chassis layout enables high reserves of agility and safety

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The New Golf Variant - Jetta Wagon

Ok, it'll be called the Jetta Wagon here in the states...

Volkswagen 2008 Jetta Sportwagen

Volkswagen extends Golf model series with new Variant

Versatile design: 1,550 liter cargo capacity, lots of storage bins

Transparent: Golf Variant Sportline has standard panorama sunroof

Advance sales have begun: German market introduction on June 1

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Jetta Sportwagen Debuts at NY International Auto Show

04 April 2007 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich.

Volkswagen 2008 Jetta Sportwagen

The Jetta SportWagen, a sporty and dynamic wagon version of Volkswagen’s top-selling model, made its U.S. debut today at the New York Auto Show. The Jetta SportWagen mixes practicality with European style and balances both elegance and sportiness. Its exceptional ride and handling and segment-leading safety features, along with its design are perfect for those with an active lifestyle.

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VW Touareg "2" Debuts at NY International Auto Show

04 April 2007 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen’s first-ever SUV has been restyled for the 2008 model year, returning as the Touareg 2. The updated version will enter showrooms with refreshed exterior styling, an impressive list of safety features and vehicle capabilities, and three powerful engine options. After its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show, the Touareg 2 arrives at dealerships later this spring, with pricing starting at $39,320.

Volkswagen 2008 Touareg 2

Taking design cues from others in the Volkswagen model lineup, the Touareg 2’s updated exterior styling now echoes the brand’s signature design with its new Volkswagen “face”— specifically its chrome front grille. The Touareg 2 also has a redesigned aerodynamic and sporty rear spoiler with integrated third brake light. Other distinctive exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, standard on the VR6 FSI, and 19-inch alloy wheels, standard on the V8 FSI and V10 TDI Twin Turbo models; redesigned headlamps and darkened taillights; redesigned luxury seating system, with standard 12-way power driver’s seat; and four all-new exterior color options – Alaska Gray, Cranberry, Galapagos and White Gold.

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Special Edition Triple White New Beetle Convertible Now Available

Volkswagen Triple White New Beetle

13 March 2007 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich. –Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the limited edition Triple White New Beetle convertible is now available at dealers. Only 3,000 customers will have the opportunity to own this truly special edition.

The Triple White New Beetle convertible features a unique Campanella white exterior, a white interior, and white convertible roof boot. The Triple White New Beetle convertible takes its color palette from the original Super Beetle convertible of the late 70s. This modern day rendition includes 17-inch ‘Oktopus’ alloy wheels, a three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, white leatherette seats and center armrest. Also included are black carpeting, floor mats and door panels along with Sirius Satellite Radio. Another distinctive feature of the Triple White New Beetle convertible is the special front seat headrests ingrained with the New Beetle convertible icon.

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Volkswagen Reports Record Sales Revenue

09 March 2007 - WOLFSBURG, Germany - The Volkswagen Group reached its targets last year: “We cut costs, increased productivity and quality, and launched a fireworks of new models”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, on Friday at the presentation of the 2006 financial results in Wolfsburg.

“The Volkswagen Group sold more vehicles worldwide in 2006 than ever before. All brands contributed to this success.” This growth is also positively reflected in the financial data. Sales revenue exceeded the €100 billion mark for the first time. Operating profit before special items rose 51.7 percent to €4.4 billion. “We recorded an impressive result”, emphasized Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Pötsch. “The ForMotionplus performance enhancement program helped the Group to optimize its cost structures and processes and increase its competitiveness.”

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The BMW M3 Concept Car

The Vision of Ultimate Driving Pleasure:
The BMW M3 Concept Car.

BMW M3 Concept

Its very name is a symbol for unique performance on the racetrack and in everyday traffic. For two decades, BMW M3 has embodied the athletic heart of the brand in its most fundamental and succinct form. Its dominating role in motor sports and the ultimate driving experience it affords the driver on the road are inseparably intertwined. The qualities on which this synthesis is founded have given the BMW M3 the exceptional status it enjoys the world over.

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